Isabella Clarke, Australia’s entrant in Junior Eurovision 2017 has been swamped with praise following her third place finish in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Australia’s most successful Junior Eurovision participant has been heaped with praise following her record placing at this years contest in Tbilisi, Georgia. 13 year old Isabella from Melbourne, finished the night in third place following an impressive placing with both the juries across Europe and the public across the globe.
Michael Carrington, the Head of Children’s Entertainment at ABC congratulated the young performer adding;
We congratulate Isabella on her extraordinary achievement – she should be extremely proud of her performance and her outstanding result, Up against some amazing competitors, she delivered a spectacular performance. We thank all the Australians who supported Isabella by voting online, and we wish Isabella all the best for her future singing endeavours.
Paul Clarke of Blink TV, the production company behind Australia’s participation added;
Congratulations to all the countries who took part in Junior Eurovision. It is a big stage to perform on, and we are of course especially proud of Isabella coming 3rd. Her energy, focus and amazing vocals really made an impact with the audience. Congratulations also to her three backing vocalists who traveled from Melbourne to support her, Mia Papazis, Tiana Carbone and Jessie Eilers.
Isabella Clarke finished third in Tbilisi, Georgia with third with the song “Speak Up”, scoring a total of 172 points.
Source: TV Tonight
Australia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Australia debuted in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2015, the same year as their Eurovision Song Contest debut. The country is yet to win the contest, and their best result was in 2017, when Isabella Clarke performed her song “Speak Up” and received 3rd place with 172 points. Australia’s worst result comes from their debut in 2015, when Bella Paige and her song “My Girls” finished in 8th place with 64 points. Australia have been present at every contest since their debut.